A man wanted in connection with one of the recent shooting deaths in Magnolia was arrested Saturday in Louisiana, according to a statement from police.
Stephen Terrell Smith, 24, of Magnolia was being held Sunday afternoon as a fugitive from the law, according to Bossier City, La. jail records.
Smith was arrested early Saturday in Bossier City by the United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force, the Magnolia Police Department stated in a news release.
Police said Smith was wanted on a first-degree murder charge tied to the Nov. 19 killing of 22-year-old Jarious Shaw. Officers said Shaw died after being shot in the chest on Norma Street.
Authorities are investigating four different deaths that occurred in a span of five days in Magnolia, a small south Arkansas town. One of the deaths was an officer-involved shooting where a murder suspect was killed by a Columbia County sheriff’s office deputy, according to The Magnolia Banner-News
Police said Smith is awaiting extradition back to Arkansas. Officers said the investigations into Shaw's killing and the other two homicides that occurred this week are on going.